Community Oriented Safety Strategies
CBCR emphasizes the role that community members play in keeping neighborhoods safe, and highlights the importance of building collective efficacy and mutual trust between residents and law enforcement to enhance safety in the long term.
Authentic community engagement often needs to start with one-on-one interviews with a critical mass of people. “Going back to the engagement drawing board”, an article published by the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development, discusses the basics.
In the Bay Area, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and its partners are bringing neighbors together to discuss issues and solve problems on their own terms, and on their own turf.
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